Netspar stands for Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging and Retirement. Netspar is an independent network of academics and practitioners in the field, supported by universities and private and public institutions that share a keen interest in Netspar’s research topics.
In 2005 Netspar was appointed Dutch Societal Top Insitute by the Minister of Education. A Societal Top Institute combines excellent scientific research with active involvement in the most important questions facing society.
Netspar stimulates social innovation in the Netherlands to ensure social and financial protection for the elderly, to develop and exploit the talents of younger and older workers, and to stimulate rational financial planning throughout the entire life cycle. At the same time, these innovations should ensure an equitable distribution of risks and rewards throughout society.
Netspar draws researchers from all over the world to share their expertise on matters pertaining to retirement and pensions. Researchers from various fields, such as economics, econometrics, and psychology, collaborate on a single subject area with the goal of enriching traditional economic models. The research focuses on stimulating prudent retirement and savings decisions of individuals, risk management at the pensions and insurance sectors, and on macroeconomic aspects of aging in a European context.
Netspar builds human capital by educating students in a balanced Master’s program in Economics and Finance of Aging. Professionals in the field of pensions and insurance can participate in thematic 3-day modules.
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